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Resources for Afterschool Professionals

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29 Resources

Published: May 22, 2014

Afterschool Kitchen Crew: Health Snacks and Activity Guide

Introduce young people in programs to healthy eating habits with easy recipes and activities compiled from afterschool programs in New York City. To ensure that snack time is easy, filling, educational, and fun, this cookbook includes easy to prepare recipes that require no cooking or special training and that can be done in regular program space.

Published: May 22, 2014

The Arts Career Guide

Designed to introduce young people to the myriad opportunities that exist in the professional art world, and the many paths that can be followed to become an arts professional, the Guide includes profiles of professional artists, descriptions of nearly one hundred arts professions, key terms to know in the arts, and a directory of free and low-cost resources in all five boroughs of New York City.

Published: May 20, 2014

College Prep Milestones: A Guide for Afterschool Practitioners

Using existing literature and research, PASE created College Prep Milestones, age-specific milestones for use by afterschool programs. The Milestones charts are organized by a student's stage in the college prep process and outline the academic and social-emotional readiness knowledge, skills, or preparedness critical to college success. The Milestones also includes activity ideas and sample lesson plans that afterschool programs may incorporate to support achievement of these benchmarks. This updated version includes an extended college years section and updated resoruces.

Published: May 20, 2014

Cultural Partnerships for Youth Training Manual

This guide was created to help community-based organizations (CBOs) and cultural institutions create a quality training program for teaching artists who are placed in afterschool programs. The Guide is designed to be useful to all site directors or other program managers who are responsible for training teaching artists. This Guide provides a framework for developing a Teaching Artist Professional Development Institute that infuses youth development with program practice while supporting the practitioners’ skills, knowledge, and expertise.

Published: May 20, 2014

Summer Learning Guide

This guide includes an overview of summer learning loss and practical suggestions for programs on how to close the "gap," as well as profiles of programs in New York City. It also provides practical tools and ideas for afterschool staff on how to create and support an environment of learning in summer programs.

Published: May 6, 2014

Afterschool Meals Guide

The Food Resource and Action Center (FRAC) introduces its new Afterschool Meals Guide, an online resource to ensure that more afterschool programs are able to receive federal funding to provide healthy meals to children when the school day ends. Intended for afterschool programs, sponsors, state agencies, anti-hunger advocates and anyone interested in making nutritious meals available to children who need them, the guide walks through the basics of the Afterschool Meal Program, offers tips on how to apply for funding, and shares strategies on how to make it a success.

Published: May 13, 2014

Afterschool Professional Development: Resources, Outcomes, and Considerations

This NYSAN publication provides an overview of the types of professional development available in the out-of-school time field; outcomes participants or organizations can expect related to each type of professional development opportunity; principles of effective professional development for trainers, managers, and front-line staff; and considerations individuals and/or organizations must make when deciding on deploying resources for professional development.

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